1748 Order of Visitation of Holy Mary Female Monastics Nuns Catholic Rituals

An extremely rare 18th-century work on the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary.

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1816 1st Almanach des Modes Hand-colored Fashion Plates Jules Dupre Provenance

Possible Provenance of Famous Landscape Painter +NR

A very rare hand-colored periodical of European costumes and customs.

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Ramses the Great Exhibition

I was fortunate to attend this exhibit in 1989 with my father right before I traveled to my first military assignment in Turkey. At the time it was the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts to ever leave Egypt. I consider it to be the starting point of my many adventures exploring ancient history. For many years I spent a lot of time trying to get information about this event but it seems to be surrounded by controversy and it was extremely hard to find any information. Even when I contacted the original venue, I was told that the material was locked in the archives and nothing was allowed to be released to the public - I suspect there was some "behind-the-scenes" activity that probably would be frowned upon if it were to be made known. But it always left an impression upon me and one of my most treasured memories of time spent with Dad.

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The Continuing Evolution of Education

This paper consists of remarks I prepared for my wife Celena to give in a speech presented to the Texas Academy of Sciences. It was rejected for being too harsh and critical - especially since she was receiving an award - and she later edited it. This is my first draft.

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1636 Caussin Holy Court Exquisite Armorial Binding Passions Demons Marie Stuart

A French book of Christian based maxims on human passions including love and envy.

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1740 1st Edition Jacques Joseph Duguet Six Days Creation & Sabbath Day Psalms Bible Job

A theological work by Jacques Duguet on the Sabbath Day and the six days of work including writings on Psalms.

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1910 Set of 2 Harvard Hardcovers: American History and Philosophy

American Historical Documents (1000-1904) edited by Charles W. Elliot. French & English Philosophers (Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Hobbes) edited by Charles W. Elliot. Published by P.F. Collier & Son Company, New York 1910.

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1926(?) Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, Bart. A. L. Burt Company

Hardcover is in good condition with only minor wear to perimeter/spine. No publication date.

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1918 John Bunyan Pilgrim's Progress London JM Dent Hardcover Book EP Dutton

Hardcover copy of John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to That" which was published by J.M. Dent and Sons/E.P Dutton & Co.. This is a stated first edition (first print was from 1907), but this is a 1918 reprint (7th printing of the first edition). The book is 383 pages in length including the index and the book measures just over 7" by 4.5".

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1668 Henri de Rohan Albrecht von Wallenstein Bohemia Wars Habsburg 30 Years

Henri (II) de Rohan (1579 – 1638), Duke of Rohan and Prince of Léon, was a French soldier, writer and leader of the Huguenots.

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1695 Catholic Church Case of Conscience Moral Theology Clergy Christian Religion

Resolutions of several Cases of Conscience regarding Morality and Discipline of Church (...)” by Jacques de Sainte-Beuve, docteur de la Maison et Societe de Sorbonne, Professeur du Roi en Theologie. Collected and brought to light by author's brother. Tome premier (Volume I). Published/printed by Guillaume Desprez in Paris during the year MDCXCV (1695).

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1762 - 1st Edition Johann Jacob Starck German Bible

Title: Heilsame Sitten und Erkenntnis welche aus denen gewöhnlichen Sonn-und Fest-Tags Evangelien des ganzen Jahrshergeleitet, und der Gemeine des Herrn vorgetragen hat.

Translation: "Good judgment and knowledge has argued that from which ordinary Sundays and feast-day Gospels of all Jahrshergeleitet, and the congregation of the Lord."

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The Next Phase

Welcome to the inaugural post for the new blog section here on the website. This entry marks the "next phase" in the website direction I have planned for the future and I hope it becomes a welcome addition for my audience. I had never before contemplated having a blog, but with the approach of my 50th birthday coming up in just a few years, I decided it was perhaps time for me to document the many adventures and projects that I have been involved with. As they say, time waits for no one.

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